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TO BILL MCDONALD'S PLACE



originally from Franklin, Macon CO, NC,
later Eastport, Washington CO, ME,
returned to Macon CO, NC,
moved to Blount CO, TN,
moved to Attalla, Etowah CO, AL,
and finally settled at Fiketon (now Clearwater Community), McMinn CO, TN

Family Group of

David William "Bill" McDonald** b 15 Nov 1825 Macon CO, NC d 5 Aug 1893 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
occupation - farmer
military service - Sergeant, Company D & Corporal, Company I, 3rd Regiment US Artillery, Mexican War, 1846-1848
pension application for soldier
"Bonnie Lass by the Well" by Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge
"The Corpse That Grew a Beard" by Shane Ratledge
son of Anguish McDonald* & Sarah "Sally" Blythe* formerly of Macon CO, NC and later Cherokee CO, NC

m 1 May 1849 Eastport, Washington CO, ME TO

Rachel Mariah McNeil** b 18 Apr 1825 Eastport, Washington CO, ME d 7 Jan 1900 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
widow's pension application for survivor of soldier
photo David William and Rachel Mariah (McNeil) McDonald's tombstone
dau of James* & Lucy Ann McNeil* of Eastport, Washington CO, ME

issue:
1(F) Sarah Jane McDonald b 11 Aug 1851 Eastport, Washington CO, ME d 2 Dec 1920 Clearwater, McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
James Willis & Sarah Jane (McDonald) Tucker & family
m 5 Mar 1876 Loudon CO, TN by James V. Iddins, MG, TO
James Willis Tucker b 14 Jan 1857 Blount CO, TN d 12 Nov 1926 Clearwater, McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

2(F) Harriet Lucy Ann "Hattie" McDonald b 28 Jun 1858 Macon CO, NC d (possibly Murphy, NC?)
m TO
__________ Thurman b d

3(F) Margaret Mariah "Mag" McDonald b 27 Jun 1861 Macon CO, NC d 25 May 1905 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m ca 1884 TO
John William Sylvester b May 1853 TN d buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

4(M) William "Bill" James McDonald b 30 Mar 1866 Morganton, Loudon CO, TN d 15 Oct 1950 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN
m 21 Nov 1894 McMinn CO, TN by J. E. Culvahouse, MG, TO
Preshia "Preshie" Emeline Hughes b 11 Mar 1877 TN d 28 Jun 1939 McMinn CO, TN buried Clearwater Baptist Church Cemetery, McMinn CO, TN

I will always be grateful to my father, Tommy Nipper, and my great-grandmother, Bessie (Tucker) McKeehan, who shared so many stories and memories and helped all they could with the family tree. Also, I appreciate the stories and help from Aunt Harriet (McKeehan) Wyatt, Cousin Floyd Hughes, and Cousin Jim McDonald. Many of their memories and stories will be recorded and preserved on this website.

NOTE: To all my McDonald kith and kin, please help me find information about Aunt Hattie (McDonald) Thurman above and her family! Also, an ardent plea, please help me find a photo of David William and Rachel McDonald above!

*great-great-great-great-grandparents &
**paternal great-great-great-grandparents of Sandra (Nipper) Ratledge

This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.

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